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Wintry Potpourri
Wintry Potpourri

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NEW THIS WEEK - December 25th, 2013


Winter is here, bringing a cool look to the Great Outdoors with a color palette of frosty blues. Bring the beauty of the season to your garments and home decor projects with new designs!

Stitch lovely winter blues with elegant floral wreaths in cool colors, and graceful snowflakes falling softly through filigree and flowers.

Enjoy a stroll through snowy woods, where woodland animals and birds bring a whimsical and wild look to your embroidery. Colorful and vintage styles are just right for winter decor and apparel.

Scoop 'em up fast, and enjoy the winter scenery!

Bring the beauty of the winter woods to your stitching with new Wintry Potpourri designs! 

Winter Potpourri

Petals in soft hues of purple, blue, and pink bring to mind the colors of winter twilight. Bring blooming flowers indoors this winter by stitching graceful floral wreaths onto pillow covers, placemats, cloth napkins, tote bags, wall hangings, and more. (If you're looking for this style in other seasons and palettes, see the Petal Potpourri and Autumn Potpourri designs.)
     
 
Available in five sizes:
7.79" x 7.77" and 6.90" x 6.88" and 5.86" x 5.85" and 4.87" x 4.85" and 3.86" x 3.85"
  Available in five sizes:
7.76" x 7.79" and 6.88" x 6.90" and 5.85" x 5.87" and 4.85" x 4.87" and 3.84" x 3.86"


A rose and a carnation bloom in these charming wreaths. Add to towels for a fresh look in the bath or powder room. Also very pretty on table toppers and seasonal sweatshirts.
     
 
Available in five sizes:
7.78" x 7.79" and 6.88" x 6.89" and 5.85" x 5.86" and 4.85" x 4.86" and 3.85" x 3.86"
  Available in five sizes:
7.73" x 7.78" and 6.83" x 6.87" and 5.86" x 5.86" and 4.86" x 4.87" and 3.85" x 3.86"


Snowflake Potpourri

A potpourri of snowflakes fall in cool tones of blue. A light and lovely feature, spray, border, and corner, as well as single snowflakes, are ready to land on a wide variety of projects. Below, a trio of snowflakes dance with curling filigree and wintry flowers. So beautiful!
 
Available in three sizes:
6.89" x 9.07" and 5.86" x 7.72" and 4.86" x 6.40"


Stitch this design vertically on the edge of a quilt or blanket, or on a pant leg. Or, rotate by 90 degrees and use it as a graceful feature to the neckline of a shirt.
 
Available in four sizes:
6.89" x 10.88" and 5.86" x 9.25" and 4.94" x 7.81" and 4.35" x 6.87"

 
Available in four sizes:
11.74" x 3.93" and 9.42" x 3.15" and 7.79" x 2.61" and 6.00" x 2.17"


Napkins and placemats are a natural spot for corners, but they also fit on pillow covers, shirts, and tote bags, too. See the Classic and Creative Corners article for ideas and inspiration!
 
Available in three sizes:
5.89" x 5.85" and 4.88" x 4.86" and 3.85" x 3.83"


These single snowflakes are taken from the above designs, making coordinating  compositions on pillow shams, table linens, and wall hangings a breeze!
     
 
Available in two sizes:
3.86" x 3.36" and 2.59" x 2.26"
  Available in two sizes:
3.86" x 3.38" and 2.55" x 2.24"


Tuck a small snowflake onto linen napkins for a winter-fresh embellishment.
 
Available in two sizes:
3.90" x 3.44" and 2.52" x 2.22"


Snowflake Potpourri Design Packs

Get the Snowflake Potpourri Design Pack to stitch up a storm of lovely winter decor and apparel. Spruce up shirts, table linens, pillow covers, and more with these cool blue snowflakes. Order the designs individually by clicking the links above, or get the packs. Four sizes are available to suit any project.
 

Snowflake Potpourri Design Packs

--XL and Lg size: 14 designs, priced at only $19.97!
--Md size: 13 designs, priced at only $18.97!
--Sm size: 11 designs, priced at only $15.97!

Click on a link below to see the designs in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.


The pack is available in 4 sizes:

**XL - Designs smaller than 7" x 11.8"
**Lg - Designs smaller than 6" x 10"
**Md - Designs smaller than 7.9" x 7.9"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 5" x 7"



Wild About Winter

Wild About Winter animals and birds enjoy stopping in the woods on a snowy evening. Whimsical animals join the popular Wild About Autumn designs to add a sweet look to sweatshirts, towels, tote bags, and more. Bring the wild side of winter to your embroidery projects with these cute critters!

A fox tilts his head, listening to the forest sounds, and a moose is all antlers and legs. Adorable on winter quilts, mini-quilts, and wall hangings for children's bedroom decor.
     
 
Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.80" and 6.89" x 6.90" and 5.86" x 5.86" and 4.84" x 4.84" and 3.86" x 3.86"
  Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.80" and 6.91" x 6.90" and 5.86" x 5.85" and 4.84" x 4.83" and 3.85" x 3.85"


Birds on snowy branches bring color and cheer to winter projects. A chickadee and a cardinal enjoy the view from above - they'll look great on fleece and sweatshirts!
     
 
Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.75" and 6.94" x 6.90" and 5.89" x 5.85" and 4.88" x 4.86" and 3.91" x 3.86"
  Available in five sizes:
7.78" x 7.80" and 6.90" x 6.92" and 5.85" x 5.86" and 4.85" x 4.86" and 3.90" x 3.86"


A doe and a buck pause as the snow falls silently. Stitch both for a handsome set of seasonal pillow covers.
     
 
Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.80" and 6.91" x 6.90" and 5.86" x 5.85" and 4.85" x 4.84" and 3.86" x 3.86"
  Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.79" and 6.90" x 6.90" and 5.86" x 5.86" and 4.85" x 4.85" and 3.88" x 3.86"


A rabbit sits in a different kind of snow: snowdrop flowers. Very sweet on towels and totes.
 
Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.80" and 6.90" x 6.90" and 5.86" x 5.86" and 4.85" x 4.84" and 3.86" x 3.86"


Wild About Winter Design Packs

Get a Wild About Winter Design Pack to create a whole forest of friendly animals and birds! Sweatshirts, tote bags, wall hangings, and pillow covers are natural places for these wildly adorable woodland creatures.
 

Wild About Winter Design Packs

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above, or get the pack with all 7 designs, priced at only $12.97! Five sizes are available to suit any project.

Click on a link below to see the designs in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.


The pack is available in 5 sizes:

**XXL - Designs smaller than 7.9" x 7.9"
**XL - Designs smaller than 7" x 11.8"
**Lg - Designs smaller than 6" x 10"
**Md - Designs smaller than 5" x 7"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 4" x 4"



Winter Woodland Whimsy (Vintage)

Winter Woodland Whimsy (Vintage) designs are as light as newly fallen snow! A variety of stitches give forest scenes a traditional hand-embroidered look. Add to lightweight towels, shirts, table linens, pillow shams, and more to bring a touch of winter whimsy to your projects. For more light-stitching forest creatures, see the Woodland Whimsy (Vintage) designs.
     
 
Available in four sizes:
7.74" x 7.78" and 6.88" x 6.91" and 5.85" x 5.88" and 4.86" x 4.88"
  Available in four sizes:
7.79" x 7.76" and 6.92" x 6.89" and 5.89" x 5.87" and 4.89" x 4.87"


A lone wolf howls at the winter moon, and an owl asks "Whooo's there?" Stitch onto tea towels and flour sack towels for wild kitchen decor! And remember that fabric will show through the open areas in these designs.
     
 
Available in four sizes:
7.80" x 7.80" and 6.90" x 6.90" and 5.85" x 5.87" and 4.87" x 4.87"
  Available in four sizes:
7.79" x 7.80" and 6.90" x 6.92" and 5.85" x 5.86" and 4.85" x 4.87"


Pine cones and flowers frame a fox and a moose. Vintage flora and fauna look fabulous on children's T-shirts. Outdoors-loving adults will fall for them, too!
     
   
Available in four sizes:
7.80" x 7.39" and 7.29" x 6.90" and 6.18" x 5.85" and 5.13" x 4.85"
  Available in four sizes:
7.79" x 7.77" and 6.90" x 6.88" and 5.87" x 5.86" and 4.88" x 4.87"


A bear and a bunny enjoy a quiet moment in the forest. Fast and fun on quilts, wall hangings, table linens, low-nap towels, and more!
     
   
Available in four sizes:
7.80" x 7.80" and 6.90" x 6.90" and 5.86" x 5.86" and 4.84" x 4.84"
  Available in four sizes:
7.72" x 7.79" and 6.89" x 6.95" and 5.86" x 5.91" and 4.87" x 4.91"


A squirrel is happy to have found a tree with berries. Stitch onto a tea towel for a quick hostess or grab bag gift. Adorable on winter mini-quilts, too.
 
Available in four sizes:
7.80" x 7.80" and 6.90" x 6.91" and 5.86" x 5.86" and 4.83" x 4.83"


Winter Woodland Whimsy (Vintage) Design Packs

Collect all the Winter Woodland Whimsy (Vintage) animals in the design pack, and add cheerful forest scenes to lightweight towels, T-shirts, table linens, and more.
 

Winter Woodland Whimsy Design Packs

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above, or get the pack with all 9 designs, priced at only $14.97! Four sizes are available to suit any project.

Click on a link below to see the designs in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.


The pack is available in 4 sizes:

**XL - Designs smaller than 7.9" x 7.9"
**Lg - Designs smaller than 7" x 11.8"
**Md - Designs smaller than 6" x 10"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 5" x 7"



Special Request of the Week

Embroidery Library is always inspired by your design suggestions, and we thank you for sending us your terrific ideas, which we regularly incorporate into the weekly design themes. This space is dedicated to the "Request of the Week."

Bernadette saw the saying, "The Fruits of Love are Health, Home, and Happiness" and was so inspired by these warm words, she requested a design featuring them. The bright fruit in this wreath adds a splash of color to the heartfelt quote. Stitch a fruits of love wreath onto towels, pillow covers, mini-quilts, and table linens to inspire your family and friends! Thank you, Bernadette, for the lovely design suggestion.
 
Available in five sizes:
7.55" x 7.80" and 6.68" x 6.90" and 5.85" x 6.04" and 4.85" x 5.01" and 3.71" x 3.85"


Want to see more? Click here to see designs released in previous weeks!